Salt Lake County Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance Funding for Magna Earthquake

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SALT LAKE CITY – On Dec. 31, 2020 President Donald Trump announced additional disaster assistance is available for Salt Lake County. The financial aid comes in the form of FEMA Public Assistance funding to supplement state and local efforts to recover from the Magna Quake and aftershocks between March 18 and April 17, 2020.

Assistance covers eligible disaster-related public infrastructure debris removal and emergency protective measures, and the repair or rebuilding of public facilities such as roads, bridges, water control facilities, buildings, equipment, public utilities, parks and recreational facilities.

Public Assistance reimbursements are made on a cost-sharing basis to counties, municipalities, the state, tribes and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and restoration of infrastructure. The federal cost share is no less than 75 percent, with the state and local applicant responsible for remaining costs.

The Utah Division of Emergency Management will be providing information directly to the eligible applicants on how to apply for assistance.

For more information on Utah’s recovery from the Magna Quake, visit, www.fema.gov/disaster/4548, or https://earthquakes.utah.gov/magna-quake/

For further media queries, contact Division of Emergency Management Public Information Officer, Wade Mathews at wmathews@utah.gov or Dept. of Public Safety Public Information Officer, Joe Dougherty at jdougherty@utah.gov.

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